[NTG-pdftex] Re: [tex-k] Dvips fix for font in EPSF improperly downloaded

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Jan 24 09:55:05 CET 2005


Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

> The message is just an example.  It should be understood by people who
> do not know what subsetting is.  But English is not my native
> language, feel free to provide better suggestions.
> 
> Hans, is this ok for you?  Or is it still too crappy?

i can live with one line (but don't expect the average user to understand what 
subsetting is -)

> Usually there is no need to download an entire font.  The map files
> provided by TeX distributions are set up to do subsetting by default.
> My only concern is that people rely on this and do not notice that
> they violate against licenses because something happens in the
> background they are not aware of.

my guess is that no font ever gets embedded completely, since (1) tex does not 
use the space and (2) no tex encoding uses all slots; maybe pdftex should always 
   subset

> Sounds quite straightforward:  An asterisk for each font which is
> included entirely, independent of the map file entry.

indeed

Hans

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